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NAACO and MSP Partner in Association Management Services

June 9, Rockville, MD—Management Solutions Plus (MSP) is pleased to announce the addition of our newest association client—the North American Association of Commencement Officers (NAACO).

“NAACO is excited to be partnering with a company that has a long and highly respected reputation in the association management community as MSP,” stated Alanna Vernon, NAACO president. “Our community of commencement officers has been greatly impacted by the recent pandemic, and we feel confident that MSP’s skilled staff are capable of helping our association navigate this uncertain climate while continuing to help us grow and offer our members great education and value.”

Founded in 2000, NAACO fosters and promotes the highest possible standards of excellence for the creation and execution of commencement, convocation, and other academic ceremonies through the education and professional development of individuals charged with leadership, planning, oversight, and implementation at post-secondary educational institutions.

“I am thrilled to begin as NAACO’s new executive director,” stated Sara Wood, MBA, CAE. “I’m confident that the partnership between the MSP team and NAACO will help them grow their membership as well as expand their robust certificate program.”

“MSP is delighted that our client family is continuing to grow with the addition of NAACO,” said Shawn McLaughlin, MSP’s CEO. “NAACO’s commitment to giving its members access to outstanding education and professional development strongly aligns with MSP’s mission to provide our clients with the expertise and knowledge that will offer their members with added value that will result in overall success for the association. Further,” McLaughlin noted, “never has there been a more important time than during the worldwide pandemic, for commencement officers to exhibit their resourcefulness and commitment to their individual institutions and their association.”

About MSP

MSP is an AMCi accredited association management company founded in 1993 to provide a high level of service to associations and nonprofits requiring a cost-effective management model. Today, MSP still serves its first client as well as many long-term clients with the same energy and dedication to quality association management that inspired our founding.

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